br - The canopy roof from a distanceThe mall, which opened in 1961 as a partial open air strip center and enclosed mall, is currently undergoing major redevelopment & expansion. More info:
SCIENCE WORLD/MAIN STREET STATION (sw)Science World, officially Telus World of Science since 2005, is a science centre run by a not-for-profit organization.
Located at the end of False Creek, it has featured many permanent interactive exhibits and displays, as well as areas with varying topics throughout the years. Prior to being handed over to Science World by the City, the building was referred to as Expo Centre during Expo 86.
sw - Back sideWhen Vancouver was chosen to be host for the 1986 World's Fair (Expo 86), a Buckminster Fuller-inspired geodesic dome was designed by Expo's chief architect Bruno Freschi to serve as the fair's Expo Centre. Construction was completed by early 1985. More history & name changes available here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_World_%28Vancouver%29
swThe current name has not affected the nearby SkyTrain station. The general public still refers to it as Science World. Skytrain/Seab bus info: http://www.translink.ca/en/Schedules-and-Maps.aspx
sw - = Solar bike treehttp://www.bcliving.ca/entertainment/functional-public-art-in-vancouvers-solar-bike-tree
sw - Ken Spencer Science ParkScience World’s underwent renovations after the 2010 Winter Olympics. The indoor renovations were completed in mid-2012 and the adjacent Ken Spencer Science Park opened in late 2012.
BC Place, home of the BC Lions. (bc)Dome of Rogers Arena visible on the right.
BC Place, on the banks of False Creek in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, is the largest multipurpose venue of its kind in the province & is billed as Western Canada’s premier venue for live entertainment! In addition to being the home of the BC Lions Football Club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC & the BC Sports Hall of Fame, the venue also hosts high school sporting events, exhibitions &and world-class music concerts.